AGRA Watch is a grassroots, Seattle-based group challenging the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s questionable agricultural programs in Africa, including its Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The Gates Foundation and AGRA claim to be “pro-poor” and “pro-environment,” but their approach is closely aligned with transnational corporations, such as Monsanto, and foreign policy actors like USAID. They take advantage of food and global climate crises to promote high-tech, market-based, industrial agriculture and generate profits for corporations even while degrading the environment and disempowering farmers. Their programs are a form of philanthrocapitalism based on biopiracy.
Join CAGJ’s Teach Out! Saturday September 5th: Visit Vashon Island Farms and Farmer’s Market! Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle! – Fifth Event! SATURDAY, September 5th: All Day, with optional camping component *Space is limited…